The next Batman sequel has a title: The Dark Knight Rises. Distributor Warner Bros. confirmed the name for director Christopher Nolan’s third adventure about the DC Comics vigilante hero, which follows Batman Begins in 2005 and The Dark Knight in 2008.
This is the third Batman movie of the reboot franchise and the 7th movie counting the previous ones.
The Dark Knight Rises is due in theaters July 20, 2012. Bucking Hollywood’s current wave of 3D movies, Nolan is not planning to shoot the film in 3D.
Warner Bros had agreed with Nolan’s argument that the sequel should resist the 3D craze. Nolan would not reveal what villain might appear in The Dark Knight Rises, but he said it would not be the Riddler, one of the key bad guys in the comics and past film and TV Batman tales.
Earlier this year, Nolan said he would not resurrect the Joker, the cackling villain played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.
Post author: Daniel Semper